Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers revealed the club's interest in the 19-year-old, who dazzled in three appearances off the bench at the 2018 World Cup.

Arzani had previously been named in the A-League Team of the Season and won the competition's Young Player of the Year in 2017/18 at Melbourne City.

He's now been linked with several top clubs including Manchester City, Juventus, PSV Eindhoven and Celtic, who would reportedly loan him off the Sky Blues.

McDonald, who played for Celtic from 2007 to 2010, told the Daily Record that signing Arzani would an exciting move for the Bhoys.

"Daniel is one of the most exciting players to come out of Australia in terms of natural talent," McDonald said.

"It could be a brilliant coup for Celtic because there is a lot of interest in him.

“He has bags of potential but won’t be ready to go straight in. Even though he’s gone to the World Cup and impressed he needs to tighten up his game.

"That’s one of the first things Brendan Rodgers will be touching on when he arrives but he’ll put bums on seats when he plays. Most definitely.”

McDonald isn't the only Australian to previously play for Celtic, with Mark Viduka spending time there, while Tom Rogic is currently on their books.

Speaking in the Scottish press earlier in the week, Rodgers said: "All I know is that he is a young Australian, a very talented player and went to the World Cup where he looked very, very good.

“The club are working hard behind the scenes to try and get some signings in. I think he’s been one that has been identified."